Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
"Old Bob is a noted strong premium ale. Only the finest East Anglian pale ale malt and fuggles hops are used to create this full-bodied, rich and spicy beer."
A Ridley’s beer, brewed at Greene King since late 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2005
Pretty good bottled beer, brimming with rich, christmas pudding flavours and aroma. A darkly intense experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2005
Bottle: Pours an amber colour into the glass. Very thick creamy long lasting head. Has a sweet malty and fruity aroma. The taste is sweet and malty, some oaky feeling too. Has a little warming and bitter aftertaste. This is a nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 From a bottle.Dark amber in colour,small head,quite sweet,toffee and fudge fairy flavours,smells good but I had trouble sinking this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
Orange / reddish colour with dense off-white head. Aroma has a sweet maltyness with some caramel and hints of a some bitter hops. Flavor is also malty and sweet with hints of caramel and oak. Palate is smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Aroma is caramel, vanilla, oak, spices. Body is brown with a nice light cream colored head. Taste is slightly smokey, with caramel, and oak. Pretty good beer, would be nice as a session if you had enough of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2004
500ml bottle, no BBD Brown/amber hue, slight white head. Big nose of dark chocolate & rum. Ever had one of those Swiss chocolates with rum in the middle? That’s the smell. A little cob-web mixed in with toffee, butter, almonds, carmel....all this hits the palate with this well-bodied beer...maybe some fig or other dark fruit-type character as well. Its like a pecan pie crust that you wash down with bitter coffee. Nothing simple or mellow about this beer. Did somebody pour Frangelico in my beer?! Really, I like it...big, intense, warming(but not alcoholic). Nice special occasion, Thanksgiving day type of beer, but only in small doses. I split the 500ml and that was good. I could’ve managed the whole bottle, but wouldn’t have really wanted a second.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
clear orangey copper, lacey beige head. aroma of fermenting dough, celery, orange cocoa powder, toffee, raisin and malt. the flavour holds earthy orange flavour with chocolate, dried fruit and caramel. sweet malt and mild carbo lead to earthy finish. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Bottle. Fresh, acidic/flowery aroma. Very malty flavour with some roasted/coffee notes. 7 4 7 3 16

Bottle at ÅBF08. Weak hop aroma. Clear chestnut colour. Very small white head. Good hop flavour, nicely grassy. Distinct bitterness in finish. Very good for a bottle. 6 3 6 3 14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2004
Amber-Brown with nice head. Good balance: malt, toffee, bitter. A nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
Pours clear amber with a big tan foamy head. Lots of lace. Rich roasted and toffee aroma. Herbal with notes of chocolate, orange oil and mint. Long malty finish.

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